Kenya’s Armed Forces Chief, General Francis Ogolla, and nine other military representatives have been confirmed dead after a helicopter crash.

This was revealed by the Kenyan President, William Ruto at a news conference on Thursday.

The president subsequently announced three days of national mourning.

It was gathered that the helicopter crashed in the west of the country in the Elgeyo Marakwet district, shortly after taking off from the village of Chesegon.

The high-ranking military delegation has been visiting Kenyan soldiers in the region.

The cause of the crash was initially unclear.

According to reports, only two of the 12 people on board survived.

Kenya’s military chief, nine other soldiers killed in helicopter crash

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